Assessing Student Learning in Community Colleges

Author's Home Page 

Section 1

Section 2
Background and Rationale for Assessment

Section 3
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Section 4
Assessment Tools and Data

Section 5
Course Assessment

Section 6
Program Assessment


Section 7
Closing the Loop

Section 8
Implementing Assessment Training on Campus


Section 9
References & Resources



Using Materials from this Website

Summative Committee Page


Summative Committee Tasks

In our first work we developed the following criteria.

1. Describe the faculty role, rationale, and motivation for course and program assessment.
2. Inform faculty concerning guidelines for good assessment.
3. Address faculty needs and constraints regarding time and workload.
4. Train faculty to implement, document, and communicate assessment results in a manner that closes the loop.
5. Encourage dialogue with other faculty about assessment and learning outcomes to create cooperation, creativity, and coherency campus-wide.
6. Model good teaching and assessment techniques.
7. Enhance the learning paradigm on a campus.

The next step is to use these criteria to evaluate the training plan I have developed. Links to the plan, references, and training materials can be found below. The column titled "response format" describes your role with links to a feedback form. If you need to print something off rather than read it online please use the links marked * to print a word document rather than pages of html.

Item to Review

Link to Item

Response Format

Refer to

Complete Review by

Step 1 Review in Detail

The plan for training faculty in Course and Program Assessment

Training Plan Web
(This plan is also the major content in Section 8)
to print
*Training Plan Word Document with Appendixes

Feedback Form
Type onto the form, Save it and attach it to a return email to jfulks@bakersfield

Criteria details

to print the table
*Criteria Table

July 25

Step 2
Overview of Training Materials

These materials are available online, or can be downloaded and adapted as workbooks.

Assessing Student Learning in Community Colleges Website - Index links are at the right- each section expands into training content specific to that topic

General impressions or suggestions; no specific or detailed response needed.

Modifications will occur as feedback is collected from faculty users.

Complete Table of Contents for Training Materials

References - These are the training content references

Literature Review References

July 25

Final Stage Which can be completed now or later before August 10

Step 3

Review the in-built assessment format for the training

Section 3 has a feedback form
Section 3
And each section ends with a link to the overall feedback survey

or to print use
*Final Evaluation Form 

 *Feedback form on in-built evaluation

All forms are submitted using where data is collected anonymously. Or by using paper versions of the survey for workshops.

By August 10